The rehabilitation of the Main Fountain Garden revitalises the historic heart of one of the most celebrated public gardens in the world. Conceived, designed and constructed by Pierre S. du Pont during the 1930s, it was inspired by the great water gardens of Renaissance Europe. The project delivers a comprehensive rehabilitation of the five-acre fountain garden, which had been chronically compromised by mechanical problems and aging infrastructure. Miriam scoped the conservative repair of 2,500 pieces of ornamental limestone and oversaw its implementation. She led designs for a grotto, adding a major new garden feature and marrying the garden’s classical Italianate heritage with contemporary design.



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